‘The situation is extremely unfortunate’: Emre Can admits he feels sympathy for his former team-mates at Liverpool as Reds’ title celebrations put on hold due to coronavirus crisis
- Emre Can played for Liverpool for four years before leaving in 2018
- The Germany international is on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Juventus
- Can says Liverpool definitely deserve to celebrate the title in front of their fans
- Midfielder also believes Dortmund can chase down Bayern in the Bundesliga
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Emre Can says his former team Liverpool definitely deserve to be crowned Premier League champions and feels for his ex-team-mates as they wait to celebrate their title triumph.
Since his departure, Liverpool have lifted the Champions League and are on the verge of winning the Premier League but that is now in doubt due to the season’s suspension, yet Can hopes Jurgen Klopp and his team have their moment in the spotlight.
Emre Can, currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, feels sympathy for his former team-mates
Can, who was at Liverpool for four years, believes the Reds deserve this season’s title
‘The situation is extremely unfortunate and bitterly straight,’ Can told German outlet Bild.
‘Of course the championship would be deserved if the season were to be abandoned now, but the team could not celebrate with the fans who are so longing for the title. I hope that the celebration would happen later in that case.’
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old is still optimistic Dortmund can claim this year’s Bundesliga crown, on the assumption the season resumes following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dortmund currently trail leaders Bayern Munich by four points with nine games remaining
The German international signed for Dortmund on loan from parent club Juventus in January
‘Yes, [we can win it],’ Can added.
‘Of course it will be difficult but we still play against Bayern and Leipzig. We still have the direct competitors ahead of us.
‘We have to win and games behind closed doors must not be an excuse!’
Dortmund were knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage, losing to PSG in a game played behind closed doors in Paris and a game where Can was sent-off in the closing stages.
Can was sent off in the closing stages against PSG after a confrontation with Neymar